• Lesson Plans

    October 11-15, 2021 

    Classroom News/Due Dates:

    • October 15 - Homework Assignment Due
    • November 2- English DCA 
    • December 14 - English DCA (Exam)
    • December 17 - i-Ready Reading Goals Due (8 passed lessons, 320 minutes of time on task, & 70% pass rate)

    Standards Covered this Week: 

    Focus Standards:

    * RL.7.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an accurate summary of the text based upon this analysis.

    * RL.7.3 Analyze how particular elements of a literary text interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

    SL.7.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

    Ongoing Standards: 

    • RL.7.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
    • RI.7.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
    • W.7.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

    Essential Question(s): How can I determine the theme of literary texts?  How can I determine the themes in informational texts?  How can my i-Ready lessons improve my reading and writing skills?

    I can...

    • determine the theme of a literary text.
    • begin to identify possible themes in our new extended text.
    • complete my required i-Ready Reading lessons.
    • Read and comprehend 7th grade informational texts proficiently.

    Ready Mississippi 7 Reading Lesson: Lesson 7 - Determining Theme, pages 61-68

    Quarter 2 Extended Text: Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science by John Fleischman

    Lesson Plans

    Monday, October 11:

    • BellworkThe students will get their workbooks, read page 61, and complete the exercise at the bottom of the page.
    • Anticipatory Set: The teacher will discuss the agenda, essential question(s), and “I can” statements  for the week as written on the board.  The teacher will distribute the week's homework and review its directions.
    • Classwork: The Teacher will introduce the homework (“Sweet, Difficult Sounds” - story and questions)  and give instructions for its completion and due date.  The Teacher will work with students to read, discuss, and answer questions about “A Different Day” (Ready, pages 62-63).  The teacher and students will read and discuss “The Selfish Giant” by Oscar Wilde and try to determine its theme.
    • Early Finishers: i-Ready Reading.

    Tuesday, October 12:

    • BellworkThe students will write complete sentences using the conjunctions because, but, and so.
    • Anticipatory Set:The teacher will review the material the class covered yesterday.
    • Classwork: The teacher and students will read and discuss “The Substitute”on page 64 of the Ready workbook. The students will answer the questions on page 65.  The teacher and students will read and discuss “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Myers and try to determine the theme.
    • Early Finishers: i-Ready Reading.

    Wednesday, October 13:

    • BellworkThe students will answer a writing prompt about “The Treasure of Lemon Brown.”
    • Anticipatory Set: The students will partner up and share their writing.
    • ClassworkThe students will complete the Lesson 7 independent practice assignment and turn it in as a daily grade.
    • Early Finishers: i-Ready Reading.

    Thursday, October 14:

    • BellworkThe students will read “How the need to belong influences human behavior and motivation.”
    • Anticipatory Set: The teacher will discuss the bellwork with the class as preparation for beginning the next extended text.
    • Classwork: The teacher will introduce Phineas Gage (Q2 extended text). The teacher and students will begin reading Phineas Gage.
    • Early Finishers: i-Ready Reading.

    Friday, October 15:

    • BellworkThe students will check the answers to their homework assignment.
    • Anticipatory Set: The teacher will discuss procedures for i-Ready Reading lessons in the 2nd nine weeks (8 lessons, 70% pass rate, 320 minutes of time-on-task).
    • Classwork: The teacher will go over this week’s homework assignment.  The students will spend the rest of class working on their Q2 i-Ready Reading lessons.
    • Early Finishers: i-Ready Reading.